Let’s not fool ourselves – bookmakers love our money. So it is our job to not let them get it! Below you will find numerous Australian bookmakers, and even international bookmakers accepting the Australian dollar.
Multiple accounts are beneficial in making the most of promotional offers, bonus bets and varying lines. Check our Academy for more helpful hints!
|#puntr Recommends: UBET – an Australian sportsbetting brand that is not well known among the new punters. This is surprising as they have great markets and an intuitive webpage and app package making life easy for the novice punter. Boasting specialised markets such as TSL makes this bookie a winner and carries our recommendation.|
|Unibet – a unique bookmaker that values the customer enough to not only give them a substantial bonus above the initial deposit, but they will also give you the stake back! Coupled with an easy to use smartphone app, and excellent markets/lines the bookmaker will establish itself in Australia, as it has overseas.|
|Bet365 – possibly the best recognised sportsbetting brand in Australia and UK. To add to the In-Play excitement, bet365 stream over 100,000 events live to your PC every year – so you can bet as the action unfolds. Bonuses are limited, although we can provide you with up to $200 matched first deposit; their sport promotions are popular such as multi boosters, as well as Best Odds Guaranteed at the track.|
|ClassicBet is Australia’s ‘premium’ Sportsbook. With a very generous sign up bonus, and account managers to keep you interested, they have set themselves apart from the usual offerings. Boasting the usual markets one would expect at the ‘Big 4’ – coupled with on-par pricing. It’s biggest letdown is the lack of an Android app; however does have a mobile-friendly ‘mobi’ option. This bookmaker MUST be in your arsenal. Watch out for a big surge.|
|Pinnacle is an international bookmaker with no Australian licence – essentially, this means you take the risk with your money. If they disappear or go bankrupt, your cash is gone for good. Having said that, they are extemely popular with Australians. Their lines and prices are unbeaten, and they have a strict ‘Winners Welcome’ policy. With click-betting for LIVE events, including AFL and NRL; Pinnacle must be in your arsenal.|
|Sportsbet – a common name for Australian punters. It boasts a phenomenal user interface, easy to use Android and iPhone apps as well as industry-leading promotions and new betting styles.
It’s popularity comes at a price however – and the lines and odds are not always the best in the industry. It is unlikely you have not heard of Sportsbet, if you are looking for a reliable and industry-leading bookmaker, this is easily one of the best.
|Madbookie – one of the last Australian owned and operated bookmakers. The money you lose with them, stays in Australia – that’s something right? Featuring an easy to navigate interface and convenient apps for Android and iPhone. Their markets are not as extensive as the larger names, however they will feature promotions on many popular sports to increase the value of your dollar. If you love local, give this bookie a fair go.|
|Ladbrokes the bet blast and boost kings! Not a week goes by when they don’t have a boosted odds event in sport and they offer multiple racing boosts daily so you can get that little bit extra and sometime a lot extra on your horse’s. Very smooth website and easy to use Android/iPhone apps. One of the leaders and innovators among the bookies, Ladbrokes is a must have in your bookie list. Odds in general are lower that other bookies on fixed price horse racing but otherwise they are on par with the best of them.|
|Palmerbet – owned and run out of NSW by the Palmer family. Only launched in 2013 they have come along way in a short amount of time but still have a long way to go. They cover most of the standard markets but lack a lot of the exotic markets that cater to a majority of punters. The $2 line bet promotions is one of our favourites when they run it, unfortunately their other promotions are not in the same class as others. Their website and phone app are very user friendly. This is not must have bookie but improvement is evident.|
|Crownbet – The implementation of Crown Rewards and Signature has been a small stroke of genius giving Crownbet users reward points that can be redeemed as bets or other products under the crown banner. The website and phone apps are useful but not as efficient or intuitive as some others. They lack a few exotic markets and do not always offer the same line bets as most others. The promotions are pretty standard, but they do have a few unique ones. It’s the largest 100% Aussie owned bookie and will continue to grow. One to watch and one to use especially if you are near a Crown complex.|
|William Hill – a large international offering that broke into the Australian market with its acquisition of 3 smaller Australian companies. It’s many years of experience has refined their site and phone apps to offer an easy-to-use intuitive user experience. Promotions and bonus bets are abundant. Lines and prices compete with the best of the local markets and the customer service is generally deemed to be positive. When taking advantage of bookie bonuses, this one is a must-have.|
|Centrebet is part of the William Hill Group. It’s a no-nonsense bookmaker focusing on best odds and lines, primarily in racing. Centrebet was the first bookmaker to be licensed in Australia, however is no longer owned locally. Promotions are limited to select races, including CentreBest, CentreOdds, CentreTop and CentreMid. They no longer offer bonus bets or sign up incentives, focusing instead on the return from your bet. An intuitive user experience is complimented with robust Android and iPhone applications.|
|5Dimes is a great online sportsbook that welcomes large players and offers attractive reward programs for the small player. 5Dimes offers great variety of original betting lines for nearly every sporting event. They’re known for having the most extensive selections of betting odds & wager types in the industry; odds on everything from political prop bets, hotdog eating competitions, monster teasers across football and basketball, and much more. They don’t operate with AUD, you must convert your coin to and from USD.|